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First National The Day celebrated countrywide

June 29
12:11 2018

By Benjamin Flowers

The National AIDS Commission joined with health sector partners such as the Ministry of Health today to celebrate the first annual Regional Testing Day.

The event, an offshoot of Regional Testing Day, is an invitation for Belizeans all over the country to come out and get free HIV testing, to know their status.

Communications Officer for the NAC, Arthur Usher, said that despite the public setting, visitors can be assured that thier test results and any other information they give will remain confidential.

“The problem we had in years past was that people weren’t going to the clinics to get tested, so we’re bringing the service out to them,” Usher said.

The event forms a part of Belize’s push to achieve the 90-90-90 goals, which represents 90 percent of the population knowing their HIV status; 90 percent of positive persons receiving treatment; and 90 percent of persons on treatment adhearing to the treatment regiment.

Regional Testing Day was a ten year program carried out by Scotiabank; however, at the program’s end, the NAC decided that it was an initiative that needed to continue as a part of the National HIV response.

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